The health benefits of tongue scraping

by Lambeth Hochwald It’s been hammered into our heads to brush twice a day, floss once (though that’s up for debate) and maybe rinse with a fluoride mouthwash. But recently, another chore has been suggested as an addition to our dental routine: tongue scraping. But is this ayurvedic practice that dates back to ancient IndiaContinue reading “The health benefits of tongue scraping”

Coffee drinkers may live longer

Coffee lovers may live longer than those who don’t imbibe — with lower risks of early death from heart disease and neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, a large U.S. study finds. Researchers said the study, published online Nov. 16 in Circulation, adds to a large body of evidence on the good side of coffee.Continue reading “Coffee drinkers may live longer”

The Health Concerns in Wearable Tech

In 1946, a new advertising campaign appeared in magazines with a picture of a doctor in a lab coat holding a cigarette and the slogan, “More doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette.” No, this wasn’t a spoof. Back then, doctors were not aware that smoking could cause cancer, heart disease and lung disease. InContinue reading “The Health Concerns in Wearable Tech”

Sitting too much may be twice as dangerous for your health as being obese.

There’s been a fast growing body of evidence in the last several years that lack of exercise – or sedentariness – is a major risk factor in health. It’s been linked to heart disease, cancer, and to an early death. And now, a new study finds that lack of exercise may actually be even moreContinue reading “Sitting too much may be twice as dangerous for your health as being obese.”

NewLink Genetics in Ames, Iowa is closing in on human trials for Ebola vaccine

The biotech company NewLink Genetics in Ames, Iowa is closing in on human trials for an Ebola vaccine. “From the laboratory to moving these first human trials has moved faster than I’ve ever seen anything move before in my professional career,” said Charles Link, CEO of NewLink Genetics. Link said they are just a fewContinue reading “NewLink Genetics in Ames, Iowa is closing in on human trials for Ebola vaccine”

Losing Weight May Require Some Serious Fun

If you are aiming to lose weight by revving up your exercise routine, it may be wise to think of your workouts not as exercise, but as playtime. An unconventional new study suggests that people’s attitudes toward physical activity can influence what they eat afterward and, ultimately, whether they drop pounds. For some time, scientistsContinue reading “Losing Weight May Require Some Serious Fun”

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

A person’s entire immune system can be rejuvenated by fasting for as little as three days as it triggers the body to start producing new white blood cells, a study suggests. By Sarah Knapton Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found inContinue reading “Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds”

Mice run for fun on wheels out in the wild.

By James Gorman If an exercise wheel sits in a forest, will mice run on it? Every once in a while, science asks a simple question and gets a straightforward answer. In this case, yes, they will. And not only mice, but also rats, shrews, frogs and slugs. True, the frogs did not exactly run,Continue reading “Mice run for fun on wheels out in the wild.”

Indian court asked to rule on whether Hindu guru dead or meditating

The family and followers of one of India’s wealthiest Hindu spiritual leaders are fighting a legal battle over whether he is dead or simply in a deep state of meditation. His Holiness Shri Ashutosh Maharaj, the founder of the Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan religious order with a property estate worth an estimated £100 million, diedContinue reading “Indian court asked to rule on whether Hindu guru dead or meditating”

How dark beer can make grilled meat less carcinogenic

If you’re grilling meat this Memorial Day, you should seriously consider stocking up on Guinness. Grilling meat is a warm-weather tradition in America, especially on Memorial Day weekend. It’s also an ancient human tradition, uniting friends and family around food and fire as long as our species has existed. Unfortunately, it also unites us aroundContinue reading “How dark beer can make grilled meat less carcinogenic”